OCZ's Updated Vertex 3 Solid State Drives Use 20nm Flash

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vrmlbasic

Wait, the Vertex 3 is still in production?! Why didn't that get phased out when the (now somewhat rare) Vertex 4 came on the scene?

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Mediziner

I think that it is because OCZ needed a SSD in the mid-range category, so they just used the Vertex 3 line.

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vrmlbasic

:(

They could have made that the Vertex 4. Instead, the Vertex 4 has become rare and pricey, killing my dreams of RAID 0 256 GB Vertex 4s for the moment.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

So what exactly "Does" happen when flash wears out?

Does it become read only forever or does the data degrade to an unusable state?

This post has no bearing on OCZ drives of course as we all remember the vertex 2 drives that fail when flashed per the OCZ recommendations and become flakey ..... sometimes they show up in the bios, and sometimes they don't

This post is about Flash in general

personally, I'd rather have 32GB of Flash that lasts 20 years than 1TB of Flash that "might" last 2 years if your lucky

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Neufeldt2002

Providing no other failure, when the write cycles are used up it becomes read only.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

I figured the individual cells would fail to hold their state after a few years

So if they become permanently read only when they fail, then why don't SSD's come with a write protect mechanism to safely store data for many years just to protect the data as a failure would do? (in your opinion)

Are you saying they will keep the data for 20 years or more when they fail and become read only?

Even DVD's can't guarantee your data that long

Why are end users not allowed to protect their data long term?

and how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

The World may never know

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Neufeldt2002

I have no idea how long after it becomes read only until it degrades beyond use but it does happen. All these are good questions that sadly I have no answer to, as for the tootsie roll pop, one, as then I bite it.

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